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17/10/2013

2 Career Tips for Today's Campus Students.

Here are 3 tips to help you create a productive and memorable campus experience… and most of all, to deeply enjoy this time in your life.

1. Answer the question, “Why am I going to campus/ college?”

Many campus students really don’t have a clear reason for being there other than the fact that they don’t know what else to do yet.  They inherit goals from family and peers which aren’t truly their own.  That was how many people started college.  Is this you as well?

Your goals for college will likely be different than from your friend.  What are they?  Why are you there?  If you don’t know — and I mean really know it in your gut — then you have no focal point for your
experience.  You may as well not even be there.  What is it about your experience that resonates as true for you?  What are you there to learn?  What do you want to experience?

2. Imagine your ideal campus/ college experience.
Once you know why you’re going to college, imagine your ideal outcome.  Let it flow outward from the reason you’re there.  Whether you’ve already started college or not, stop and simply write down some attributes of your ideal experience.  Describe it in as much detail as you can.
Visualization allows you to make mistakes in advance.  If you can’t get a clear visualization, your experience is likely to be just as fuzzy.  Debug your visualization until it inspires you.
Real life will of course turn out differently than you visualize.  The point of visualization isn’t to predict the future or to restrict your freedom to decide later.  The point is to give you more clarity for making decisions right now.  Your ideal scene serves as a map that can guide you through the quagmire of options.

To be continued....

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